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Santander expands into leisure vehicles

Santander Consumer Finance has signed an agreement with Bombardier Recreational Vehicles to provide the financing options across the Canadian company’s range.

More is less: recruiting in a boom time

Mike Cobb explores the recruitment market as the market sees some of its best time ever and finds an industry hirig the same old faces and failing to recruit for the future of the industry

Billing Finance gets revolving facility through RBS

Independent finance provider Billing Finance have secured a three year revolving finance deal from UK bank RBS in an effort to support the existing business.

Mission to grow biggest captive

Mike Cobb talks to the co-leader of Volkswagen Financial Services about VW’ s business model and his plans to develop market share

Burlington becomes first collections principal

Collections agency Burlington Group has become the first collections firm to be authorised as a principal by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) according to a statement from the company.

VWFS UK breaks through £10billion portfolio barrier

Captive finance provider Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) UK has reached its stated target of a £10bn balance sheet, doubling the amount of finance and insurance business conducted by the company in just four years.

Registrations growth curve levelling in record September

Registrations showed signs of leveling off despite the largest September volume since 2004 according to the latest statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT.)

September used prices soften, despite strong demand: CAP

Used car values began to slip in September, with only the conversion rate from stock to sold keeping the values from falling further according to data from CAP

Mazda extends zero percent PCP package to range

Mazda has extended a zero percent APR and no deposit finance scheme across its range including the new Mazda3 model.

MotoNovo: online could boost used car finance

Used car finance could be boosted by the use of on-line proposal systems as 73% of customers prefer the principle of on-line self-proposals according to a survey by independent finance provider MotoNovo Finance.